Net neutrality 14
|No||Name||Affil./Org.||SH-group||Topic and sub-issues||Description||Remarks|
|1||Eyvaz Alishov||Ministry of communications an IT, Azerbaijan||Government||The Future of Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism||
How software vulnerabilities become tools for crime
|43||Luca Belli||CERSA, Italy||Academia||Network Neutrality
1) The value of net neutrality for human rights and innovation;
2) Threats to net neutrality;
3) Solutions to safeguard net neutrality
|Net neutrality, defined as the transmission of Internet traffic without undue discrimination, restriction or interference, helps to ensure pluralism, self-determination and a level playing field in the free market of ideas and innovations. This session will ignite discussion with regard to the challenges and opportunities of net neutrality, stressing the instrumental role of such principle in order to further end-users’ interest, modernise human right and safeguard the Open Internet. (Through an interactive discussion,) panellists will explore potential solutions aimed at promoting net neutrality while analysing various regulatory solutions that have been proposed at the European level.|
|57||Hubert Schoettner||BMWi, Germany||Govern. Org||Open Internet and Net Neutrality -- Recent Developments and outlook regarding the theme „Open Internet and Net Neutrality“, in particular concerning the ongoing legislative deliberations on the European level.||On 12 September 2013, the European Commission presented the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down measures concerning the European single market for electronic communications and to achieve a Connected Continent. The proposal touches on several areas of telecommunication policy, including net neutrality. The legislative process has already started, but it is likely that the legislative deliberations will not be finalized in June 2014. Therefore it seems to be of interest to inform the EuroDIG participants about the legislative process and give some room for reflections and discussions.|
|84||Gierow Hauke||Reporters Without Borders, Germany||Civil society||Rebuilding the Net -- How can net neutrality be achieved in Europe, and what should be done internationally? Which solutions have been presented to curb surveillance of journalists worldwide, one year after Snowden?||The Internet empowers people to report news and connect with each other. However, surveillance of journalists as well as censorship have become a mundane threat to press freedom. States are claiming more power to shape the way the Internet works. But challenges to press freedom online arise not only through of state actors. ISPs, as well as content and social-media platforms emerge as new gatekeepers. For Media to fulfil their role as \'fourth estate\', it is crucial to have a neutral and reliable infrastructure that operates at foreseeable costs. Infrastructure shall be regarded neutral if it acts as a „common carrier“ and censorship is forbidden.
Specific regulatory proposals shall be presented to the incoming EU Commission and Parliament.